Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Why Problem-Solving Isn’t Enough

Eliminating bad leaves you bereft of good. The “NO” life isn’t leaderly. You can’t get where you want to go by NOT doing things. It’s true that NO is part of leadership, but… Continue reading

How to Bring Your Best Self Even When Others Don’t

Gusto turns to groaning when people disappoint. It’s harmful when disappointment, anger, or bitterness reflect your strongest self. The seduction of negative focus is destructive illusion. Bring your best self: #1. Choose how… Continue reading

The Smallest Investments that Yield the Biggest Returns

If you could improve something that matters to you in three minutes a day would you do it? Small investments make a huge difference. Hugging: We’re doing a hugging experiment in our home.… Continue reading

How to Rise Above Pessimism and Lead Optimistically

If you’re a pessimist, the only thing worse than dying young is living a long miserable life. Pessimistic leaders focus on faults and weaknesses. Success with people requires optimism. You choose: Think of… Continue reading

How to Move from Stupid to Smart when You’re Stressed

You do some of your old job and some managing too. It’s a pressure cooker of tasks and responsibilities. Stress isn’t all bad: No stress is boring. Reasonable doses of stress challenge you… Continue reading

Big Shot, Bureaucrat, or Servant Leader

The way you view yourself sets the trajectory of your leadership. You might pressure people into conformity, but that never wins hearts. You must choose between short-sighted coercion and servant leadership. Choose who… Continue reading